Reinterpretations of Jon Hassell tracks by Bandshell (Mute), patten (Warp), No UFO’s (Public Information)
and Some Truths (Mordant Music).
3 tracks taken from the ‘Psychogeography’ bonus disc of All Saints expanded reissue of Jon Hassell’s City: Works Of Fiction album plus the Bandshell remix from the Greater Lengths All Saints label compilation and remix album. Current producers and artists working in a sympathetic idiom were invited to re-work and re-interpret some of the highlights from the All Saints archive.
Released as a limited edition 12" vinyl and Download EP on 19 May 2014 (3 June in North America).
Trailer Audio: Jon Hassell - Inversion (Bandshell re-work of the City: Works Of Fiction track "Rain")
Video by Sally Sibbet for Pulse Films
ABOUT JON HASSELL:
A trumpet player, composer and musical conceptualist, Jon Hassell’s career bisects a multitude of strands in the history of the avant-garde and the development of genuinely new forms of music. Having studied under Karl-Heinz Stockhausen in Cologne (alongside future members of the band Can), he played on the original recording of Terry Riley’s In C (1968), was part of La Monte Young’s Theatre Of Eternal Music and studied Kiranic singing with Pandit Pran Nath, all of which informed his own instrumental technique and treatment of the trumpet with various electronic effects. A growing interest in the indigenous music of other cultures led to the invention of his ‘Fourth World’ blend of different styles, first heard on albums such as Vernal Equinox and Earthquake Island in the late-1970s. These caught the ear of Brian Eno, who collaborated with Hassell on the Possible Musics album, and used many of the Fourth World ideas on his My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts album with David Byrne. He has played on albums by artists including Talking Heads (the seminal Remain In Light), Peter Gabriel and Bjork, composed film soundtracks and contributed to theatre works. Jon continues to tour and make new music – he is currently collaborating with techno legends Moritz Von Oswald and Carl Craig for a proposed album on Tresor Records.